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Moving perennials

KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,626

We are based in the London suburbs so relatively mild so far. Is it too late to move a Rudbeckia Herbstonne and an Aster?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,123

    SO LONG AS THEY ARE DORMANT AND THE GROUND ISN'T FROZEN YOU CAN MOVE THEM.

    Last edited: 18 November 2016 10:48:21

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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,626

    Ground isn't frozen yet but they are not quite dormant so I'll postpone for now. 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd do it now then cut back after moving. Cutting back encourages root growth and you're unlikely to see freezing temps in London for a while yet.

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,626

    That appeals to the impatient me.  I'd prefer to get it done now, as that will literally mean no replanting to do next Spring, as we have already moved everything else.  

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